California Energy Commission Invests $1.9B to Meet EV Charging and Hydrogen Refueling Goals

Feb. 15, 2024
The projects will be carried out over the next four years, with at least 50% of the projects targeted to benefit priority populations, such as low- to moderate-income residents

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a $1.9 billion investment plan to meet California’s EV charging and hydrogen refueling goals. The investment will help deploy infrastructure for light, medium, and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) across the state.

The infrastructure projects funded through this investment will be carried out by the CEC’s Clean Transportation Program over the next four years, with at least 50% of the projects targeted to benefit priority populations, such as low- to moderate-income residents.

One planned project includes installing 40,000 new EV chargers throughout the state. California currently features 94,000 active public and shared private EV chargers, and the state expects to reach 250,000 chargers in the next few years.

“We need to make sure that there is zero emission refueling infrastructure for everybody,” said CEC’s Lead Commissioner for Transportation Patty Monahan. “By investing a bulk of funds to benefit low-income and disadvantaged communities, the state is making sure communities most in need have better access to chargers and less pollution from trucks and buses.”